Schools to close 2 p.m. due to anticipated inclement weather

Published 10:47 am Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) announced that schools will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday in anticipation of inclement weather.

The closure was confirmed by CCPS Executive Director of Operations Brette Arbogast and Superintendent Dr. Nancy Leonard.

“Inclement weather is predicted to arrive in the area at approximately 5 p.m. and we are dismissing early so that all students and bus drivers can arrive safely home before the onset of predicted hazardous driving conditions,” Leonard said.

“As a precaution due to the potential weather, Charlotte County Public Schools will be closing at 2 p.m. today, January 29, 2019,” a notification on social media cited of the closure. “All after school activities are cancelled for this afternoon. The after school daycare programs at Phenix and Eureka will not operate today.”

According to the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Charlotte County is anticipated to receive rain in the afternoon that could become snow in the evening as the temperature dips.

A chance of snow is possible between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. with a temperature low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

A hazardous weather alert for Charlotte, Halifax, Buckingham, Appomattox and other counties cite that wind chill readings early Wednesday could range from 5-15 degrees Fahrenheit. Wind gusts to 35 mph are possible Wednesday afternoon. Wind chill readings early Thursday could range from -5 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit.